Incubator Series Announcement

Persephone Theatre is thrilled to announce the chosen projects for this year’s Incubator Series. 


A son who is guarded by wisakichak; a father who is plagued by witigo. Living together, the son tries to save his dad from his struggles with mental health. 

Who is Skyler Anderson? 

Skyler Anderson is a proud father of two handsome boys who he dedicates all of his work to. He holds a degree in Theatre from FNUniv and is also a theatre and indigenous art instructor for SUNTEP at the University of Regina. In Winter 2021, Sky curated, directed, and acted in a play reading series for the Globe Theatre, where he works as both Artistic Associate and Indigenous Liaison. In the Spring, he developed and performed an outdoor walking show alongside Greg Ochitwa titled, Holdin’ on to What’s Golden, which will be performed as a one-person show in the Globe Theatre’s upcoming Main Stage Season. Sky was born and raised in Regina and he is nêhiyawak, from Treaty 4 Territory.


West of Nowhere: A Western Western 

Grahame Kent and Amanda Trapp are about to send you way way way back in time to explore a comedic musical western western. What is a western western? If you have to ask, then I don’t know what to tell ya partner. What is a musical? What is a comedy? This is going to be harder than I thought. 

 Our story is set in Nowheresville, a sleepy little frontier town East of the Rockies. Our Intrepid hero and legend of the West, Bosiah Logan, has been pulled out of his retirement by his stalwart sidekick, niece and actual hero, Annie Blackburn. They travel to  Nowheresville to fend off a devilish energy tycoon who’s set their sights on the town. A joyful and musical lampoon of Western tropes ensues!  

West of Nowhere: A Western Western is an outrageous yet poignant comedy with an original score of country-folk music and a focus on the subversion of detrimental classic Western tropes 

So saddle up, pack your hard tack and ride off into the sunset with us! 

Who is Grahame Kent?  

A Treaty 6 based theatre artist, Grahame Kent wears a lot of hats; working as a performer, writer, producer, designer, voice artist, editor, dramaturg, foley artist, director and stage manager. Grahame is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a BFA in Acting and a graduate of the Globe Theatre Conservatory. 

Grahame has been seen on stages across Canada and you may have seen his work at Live Five, Persephone Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Wide Open, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and many more indie venues. 

Grahame is the Artistic Producer of Buttered Ghost Theatre, a Treaty 6 based company that produces new and exciting work. Grahame is an active member with The Sketchy Bandits sketch comedy group. 

If you like podcasts, check out Dr. Frightful Presents: A Podcast which is created, produced and curated by Grahame and created with a bundle of incredible local talent. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Find out more at 

Who is Amanda Trapp?

Amanda Trapp (she/they) is a Cree and Saulteaux/Austrian artist, member of the White Bear Band in Treaty 4, who calls Saskatoon home. They are a lot of things – writer, actor, musician, composer. Amanda also really dislikes talking in third person!  

 A few recent credits include: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Persephone Theatre; The Other Side of the River, Sum Theatre (composer and performer); The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Catalyst Theatre; exempt, Native Earth Performing Arts; I Lost My Husband, Persephone Theatre; Lady Macbeth and the Not Quite Dead, Musical TheatreWorks (composer/performer); The Penelopiad, Ferre Play Theatre (composer, SATA nominated); and more. Amanda is a 2016 graduate of Sheridan College with a Bachelor in Music Theatre Performance, as well as a graduate of the 2018 Banff Puppet Conservatory. Learn more at


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